Has anyone paddled the Rideau Canal Waterway?

Trips that you have taken, planned, are planning etc. and suggested paddle locations.

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PJohanson
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Has anyone paddled the Rideau Canal Waterway?

Post by PJohanson » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:35 pm

There's a terrific waterway in Ontario connecting Kingston to Ottawa, called the Rideau Canal Waterway. Has anyone taken an AE kayak along all or part of this route? I'm wondering about the locks which are good for bigger boats to ride and which have portage paths for canoes to use.

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Post by PJohanson » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:34 am

Having consulted friends who have done day paddles along the Rideau Canal Waterway, I'm looking forward to paddling this route along lakes and canals. The friends recommend portaging around most of the locks, which makes sense.
There's a terrific website with info at http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/ with many pages, answering almost every question I have. I'm looking forward to taking my Expedition along this waterway next year, with my adult niece in my Lagoon.

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